Folkroom postpones all Summer/Autumn 2020 dates including Brighton & Hove Folk Festival

In light of the continuing risk of Coronavirus, Folkroom are stepping back from putting on live in-person gigs for the season. Sadly, this means that we’ve had to reschedule our inaugural Brighton & Hove Folk Festival for 11th September 2021. Our Autumn run of the Toy Museum Folk Club and our event with Eliza Carthy on the Golden Hinde will also be postponed.

While it’s true that countries across the world are looking hesitantly towards opening up it seems clear to us that Coronavirus is far from over. We at Folkroom think that the only responsible thing to do is to step back from running in-person gigs and concerts for the time being. Lockdown hits live music particularly hard, and we wish it were different, but equally, we would never want to be the ones to put folk audiences and musicians at risk by opening up too soon. It’s a horrible situation and we’ll all look forward to a day when we can be together in a room listening to live folk music again.

Brighton & Hove Folk Festival was due to launch this September but has now been postponed until September 11th 2021. Tickets already purchased will remain valid and the festival will still take place at The Brunswick in Hove in September next year, so put that in your diary now!

We’ll not be running any Toy Museum Folk Club gigs until it’s safe to do so. Our Folkroom at the Golden Hinde gigs featuring Eliza Carthy and Edgelarks have been postponed too and new dates will be confirmed as soon as possible. Our ticketing partner WeGotTickets will be in touch about refunds for those who have already bought tickets. 

We’ve been so excited to celebrate our 10th anniversary this year and not even a global pandemic can fully get in the way of that. We’ll be looking at ways to continue sharing music with you all over the coming months, starting with an exciting announcement tomorrow.

Folk music has always been the most community-led of genres, with songs and stories shared from generation to generation. We’ll be doing our best to celebrate this community over the coming months and will continue to do so until the day we can all get together in a venue again.

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